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Originally Posted by Mrb1p
Yes yes and yes.
The parity is outstanding, this year, it's amazing.
Let's look at the Hawks or the Pens when they won look at their teams.. How stacked they were.. This is great probability.
Quality players can still be found and developped. It's just easier if you tank.

But even so they probably only have a 1015% chance during their cup window whereas the lower teams have a 23% chance.
So you have to spend 45 years at the bottom, and even then there's no guarantee that you end up a contender, you could just as easily end up like Columbus, NYI, Atlanta, etc...
So you have a 50% chance of getting a 45 years window of 1015% chance. Or 10 years at 23%, they come up to pretty similar odds.